Root Nexus 5 Running Android 5.0 Lollipop With SuperSU

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The Nexus 5 running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software can now be rooted using a SuperSU package, formed from the Android 5.0 SDK with a build number of LPX13D. This is great news for Nexus 5 owners concerned with keeping their root access when the Android 5.0 Lollipop update lands on ...

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Nexus 6 vs Nexus 5: A civil war within Google

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Ever since the announcement of the Nexus 6, we’ve been dying to know how it will stack up against other devices. While we won’t know for sure until we have our hands on one, we can at least look at the various specs. Lets take a look at the Nexus 6 vs the Nexus 5!... Read More

Google promises a fix to the Nexus 5 ‘mm-qcamera-daemon’ CPU bug

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If you own a Nexus 5 then you may have run into a very strange bug that involves the ‘mm-qcamera-daemon’ bug which takes up CPU and consequently drains the battery. According to the Google issue tracker, the particular bug that tracks this issue as just been marked as resolved in a ...

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Source code for Android “L” preview is now available in AOSP, Nexus 4 and 7 (2012) included

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Android L preview is hot at the moment. Everyone is talking about it and we can’t wait for Google to release it when it’s done, hopefully this Fall. Google released Android “L” preview for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) only, but there seems to be hope for Nexus 4, first-gen ...

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First Impression: Android L On My Nexus 5

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Yesterday during the Google I/O keynote, Google announced the latest version of Android, simply named L. The actual name for the latest OS version has yet to be announced, but earlier today, Google released the Developer Preview. Needless to say, once I saw it was available, I sat down and ...

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Android L developer preview live now!

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Android L was announced yesterday at Google I/O without a code name and without a version number. What was announced was a developer preview to be released the following day, which is today! The downloads are now available here. The downside is, you must have a developer device meaning you must ...

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Easily root your AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S5 with Geohot’s towelroot

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If you’ve been waiting for a way to root your AT&T or Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5, the wait is over. Today developer George Hotz, aka Geohot, released a solution that’s as easy as sideloading an APK and clicking “make it ra1n.” The towelroot APK is said to work with ...

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Nexus 5 reduced to £250 in the UK

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If you were on the fench about buying a Nexus 5 then a recent price reduction in the UK may tempt you into hitting that purchase button. The 16GB Nexus 5 is now on sale for £249.95 on the Google Play Store in all available colours. Featuring a 1080p display, 2GB of RAM and a... Read More

Nexus 5, 7 and a Chromecast are now available in even more European countries

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Google keeps on expanding the Google Play hardware offering’s reach, and now the LG Nexus 5, Asus Nexus 7 and a Chromecast can now be purchased in even more countries. Nexus 5 and 7 are now available in Norway and Switzerland. On the other hand Chromecast’s reach has expanded even ...

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Life Pure XL By Blu, Why I’m Trading In My Nexus 5

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I originally made the jump from the Galaxy S 4 to the Nexus 5 as a result of my love for AOSP based ROMs. I felt it was silly for me to pay a premium for the Samsung badge since I wasn’t using any of Samsung’s native features, and I’ve never been happier with a... Read More

Sprint Rolling out KitKat 4.4.3 update to Nexus 5

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A new update is out today for the Nexus 5 on Sprint.  This update version (KTU84F) brings about various bug fixes, and also enables the device to work on Sprint’s Spark LTE bands 26 and 41.  Sprint’s update page states that the update will be released over-the-air in stages and may ...

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EasyAcc leather flip case for Nexus 5 review

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Flip cases serve a decent purpose in the smartphone world, offering more functionality than protection. They certainly aren’t for users that have a habit of dropping their devices often. But if you’re looking for a durable, well-built flip case for your Nexus 5, look no further. ...

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Looking back: A brief history of Google’s Nexus devices

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Sometimes when a smartphone is released, it is very easy to tell what the manufacturer was aiming for. Unlike some popular lines of smartphones like Samsung’s Galaxy S series or HTC’s One series, Google’s Nexus line has received some interesting feedback over the years. Does ...

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Nexus 5 ‘Always-On’ compatible with Ok Google command

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The Moto X has a great feature which allows Google Now to be triggered with a simple ‘Ok Google’ voice command, which is made possible due the device always listening for that particular phrase to be announced. Other devices such as the Galaxy S5 can be trigged using the ‘Ok ...

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Nexus 5 Camera CPU bug fix coming soon

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If you’re a Nexus 5 owner then you’ll know about the bug which causes the phone’s CPU to be maxed out when using the camera, resulting in high battery drain. According to a post by Google on the company’s issues tracker, it seems Google have isolated the issue and will ...

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